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Old February 10th, 2019, 19:12
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5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

So I decided to go with a 5 lb fire extinguisher and was just looking for some ideas for where to mount this sucker. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old February 11th, 2019, 07:26
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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

Someplace where it won't break loose and whack you in the back of the head.
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Old February 12th, 2019, 15:40
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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

I keep a 2 1/2 lb under the rear seat, along with duct tape, spare radiator hoses and the OEM jack. Don't think there's room for a 5 pounder there though.
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Old February 12th, 2019, 16:04
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5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

5lb is pretty large. I have a smaller dry chem mounted in the little cubby hole in the cargo area.

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Old February 12th, 2019, 17:14
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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

Might just make my own mount for in the rear hatch.
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Old February 13th, 2019, 11:18
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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

Yeah there may not be a straightforward answer for a 5lb'er. Google 5lb Fire Extinguisher mount and use that to attach it to something solid in the Jeep.

For my 3lb Extinguisher I used this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071DX3H6G/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_-XgzCbCMF56DJ
It was easy to mount onto my tire carrier. I'd recommend if you have a bar or something solid to strap it to.
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Old February 13th, 2019, 11:42
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5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

So after working EMS for a few years, it occurred to me that having a fire extinguisher mounted in an area easily accessible to the driver while buckled was the best option. I plan on mounting one to the lower portion of the center console
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Old February 13th, 2019, 19:02
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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

As a FF/EMT I've thought of this as well and after many times trying to find out how to mount even a small extinguisher upfront where I could reach it without interfering with the seat's movement, my legs, or my passengers I gave up.

I think the only thing I might be able to pull off is one of those aerosol can type extinguishers between the door sill and seat.
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Old February 13th, 2019, 20:24
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As a FF/EMT I've thought of this as well and after many times trying to find out how to mount even a small extinguisher upfront where I could reach it without interfering with the seat's movement, my legs, or my passengers I gave up.

I think the only thing I might be able to pull off is one of those aerosol can type extinguishers between the door sill and seat.
Good point. Maybe one small up front and a larger one in the rear.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 08:34
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As a FF/EMT I've thought of this as well and after many times trying to find out how to mount even a small extinguisher upfront where I could reach it without interfering with the seat's movement, my legs, or my passengers I gave up.

I think the only thing I might be able to pull off is one of those aerosol can type extinguishers between the door sill and seat.
I decided quick access to the fire extinguisher is more important than movement of the driver's seat (The Bride is pretty tall too) and so I mounted my extinguisher right up against the front of the driver's seat. That makes for very easy, quick access.

If movement of the driver's seat were a priority I think it would be possible to fabricobble a mounting bracket that would travel with the seat.
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Old February 16th, 2019, 07:40
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I decided quick access to the fire extinguisher is more important than movement of the driver's seat (The Bride is pretty tall too) and so I mounted my extinguisher right up against the front of the driver's seat. That makes for very easy, quick access.

If movement of the driver's seat were a priority I think it would be possible to fabricobble a mounting bracket that would travel with the seat.
This is exactly how mine was. I never had issues up there, it's really not in the way.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 13:53
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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

Back in my racing days, even with onboard fire systems, we always attached a 2.5lb extinguisher to the floorboards under the driver's knees.
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5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

Bleepingjeep has a quick release mount. Says it works with any extinguisher
https://store.bleepinjeep.com/produc...guisher-mount/

Ill likely put in front of or behind passenger seat

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Re: 5 pound fire extinguisher mounting

you want it somewhere easy to reach, where it won't kill you if you hit your head. I bought a quick-release mount, and mounted one each to the passenger and driver side seats. I used h3r halon.. granted.. I have 2.5 lb units in the front, mounted 5 pound units in the rear .. mounted the brackets to the plastic molding over the rear wheel wells (got rid of those mounts after getting a roll cage, now just have the extinguishers mounted on the cage)
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you want it somewhere easy to reach, where it won't kill you if you hit your head. I bought a quick-release mount, and mounted one each to the passenger and driver side seats. I used h3r halon.. granted.. I have 2.5 lb units in the front, mounted 5 pound units in the rear .. mounted the brackets to the plastic molding over the rear wheel wells (got rid of those mounts after getting a roll cage, now just have the extinguishers mounted on the cage)
You plan on rolling up to a house fire?

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